Indianola: Ballooning Capital of Iowa
About the Book
Indianola, founded in 1849, is the county seat of Warren County, Iowa. It is located 12 miles south of Iowa's capital, Des Moines, at the intersection of U.S. highways 65 and 69 and state highway 92. The city is home of the National Balloon Museum, begun in 1972; the National Balloon Classic, an annual nine-day balloon rally; the Balloon Federation of America's national office; Simpson College; the Des Moines Metro Opera, a widely acclaimed summer opera festival; and is host to the Iowa Wine Festival each summer. This book focuses on the history of ballooning in Indianola, which hosted the U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championships from 1970 to 1988, and the National Balloon Classic from 1989 to the present. This is the story of how Indianola became the ballooning capital of Iowa.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780738578217
EAN: 9780738578217
Publisher Date: 05 May 2010
Continuations: English
Dewey: 977.1
Illustration: Y
LCCN: 2009938222
No of Pages: 144
Series Title: Images of Aviation
Sub Title: Ballooning Capital of Iowa
ISBN-10: 0738578215
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Acedemic Level: Academic_Level
Book Type: Academic_Level
Depth: 13
Height: 231 mm
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: N
Spine Width: 10 mm
Width: 163 mm